These homeowners in Winsted, CT had cold air and humidity getting into their crawlspace and moving up into their home. Crawl spaces were previously considered to not be part of the conditioned space of a home and thus were vented and no effort was put into keeping outside air out. We now know that to have a comfortable and mold free home, the crawl space must be sealed. The access door to this crawlspace was loose fitting and uninsulated, causing air leaks and letting in moisture.
We removed the old doors and replaced them with our Everlast Crawl Space Doors with a few modifications to fit the larger frame. The doors are made of 1/2" polyethylene with weather stripping to keep the door airtight. We added our SilverGlo EPS foam board to the inside as well to add insulation value and keep heat in the home in the winter and out in the summer.
Thanks to Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions, there is still easy access to the crawlspace but cold air and moisture are staying out!
This homeowner in Great Barrington, MA called us out to their home to take a look an an issue that has been concerning them. They were noticing a musty odor coming up from the crawlspace underneath the home. We got to the home and took a look and noticed a huge mold issue in the nasty, damp dirt crawlspace! We also noticed the access door to the area from outside was old and rotted. Crawlspaces have a high level of humidity, which can and will lead to mold. Mold grows on and wood rots, and insects can easily begin nesting. Musty odors can even travel upstairs into your home to your living space! Eventually flooring will have to be replaced, and mold to be remediation. This air from the crawlspace is difficult to cool and heat creating a bigger electricity bill for homeowners!
To fix the issues with this nasty, damp, dirt vented crawlspace we use out Dr. Energy Saver Crawl Space Insulation System treatment. First we take out all of the old insulation and make sure the dirt floor is all level. Now we are ready to start the process. We seal up vents and all air leaks with our insulated vent covers. Next, we insulate the crawlspace walls with our 4' SilverGlo insulation boards. Next, we set down a dimpled plastic drainage mat to create an airspace and thermal break. TerraBlock floor insulation is installed over the dimple mat. Finally, a heavy duty crawl space insulation liner is inserted permanently across the entire dirt floor. This protects the area from and possible bacteria and fungi growth. The last thing we need to do is replace this rotted crawlspace door from the outside of the home. Now that this crawlspace is fully insulated, air sealed, and insulated these homeowners can now live happier, healthier, and more energy efficient! Thanks Dr. Energy Saver!
This homeowner was experiencing a significant amount of humidity in their basement. Our Building Science Expert evaluated the problem and found that using the 2-part expanding foam insulation on the rim joist and over the sill plate would be the perfect solution. This decreased the humidity in the basement and the homeowner saw immediate results. In addition to there being less humidity, the overall air leakage to the house was reduced dramatically.
This homeowner was experiencing a lot of air leakage in their attic. creating cold drafty rooms as well as heat loss in the winter. The heat loss created an increase in the cost of heating the home. By air sealing all of the gaps with our foam insulation and blowing in Dr. Energy Savers TruSoft cellulose insulation, it created a more comfortable environment for the entire home and family. Our TruSoft cellulose insulation is treated with natural borate compounds. By doing this we have created a higher R-value in the space as well as decreasing the energy costs, making the rooms below a comfortable living space for the customer and their family.
This home owner in Colebrook, CT called us to his home to see if we could fix his water problem. The problem was that his basement windows were old and let water leak right into the home!
To fix this we replaced the old basement window with beautiful new slider windows. Making sure that the window is installed properly and caulked correctly.
Now that Dr Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions have completed this install, this home owner will not have to worry about leaky basement windows ever again!